Meet your guide in your hotel and transfer to the Old City area then begin your tour of Istanbul’s most famous heritage. Start with a stroll through the square of Sultanahmet where you can see the remains of the Ottoman Empire before heading to the Blue Mosque and admiring the splendid blue tiles that give the mosque its nickname.
Then, continue to Hagia Sophia, and marvel at its massive dome before heading to the lunch, Learn the history of the Constantinople era including its rise and fall.
After lunch, visit the Topkapi Palace, where you can admire an extensive collection of jewels and robes worn by the sultans, as well as silver and porcelain from the 15th century. Finally, be blown away at the Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops where you’ll be sure to pick up some unique souvenirs. Back to Hotel.
This tour is the best way to discover Byzantine and Ottoman Heritages. These are Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Obelisks, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, German Fountain.
Visit Hagia Sophia ( Ayasofya ) :
Hagia Sophia, also called Church of the Holy Wisdom or Church of the Divine Wisdom, cathedral built at Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the 6th century CE (532–537) under the direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. By general consensus, it is the most important Byzantine structure and one of the world’s great monuments.
Visit the Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii ) :
The Mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. Just like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasa and a hospice. Besides still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular attraction in Istanbul.
Visit Hippodrome and Obelisks (At Meydani ) :
The Hippodrome was an, of course, a horse-racing track, what’s in the name. But during the Byzantine Empire, the hippodrome was not only used for chariot races. Court ceremonies, coronations, and parades also took place at the hippodrome, making it the sporting and social center of Byzantine life for over 1000 years. The reason why some refer to it as the Hippodrome of Constantinople.
Grand Bazaar ( Kapali Carsi ) :
As the Ottoman Empire grew larger, the Grand Bazaar also kept up with the development of the capital. The Bazaar that initially was comprised of two Bedestens now occupies an area of about 47 thousand square meters. Today there are around 400 shops in the Grand Bazaar. You will have a shopping opportunity carpets, rugs, ceramics, and hookah, etc.
Lunch Break :
You will taste Turkish cuisine in a nice restaurant.
Visit Topkapi Palace ( Topkapi Sarayi ) :
The Topkapi Palace is located in Turkey Istanbul, which was the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman Sultans for 400 years of their 600-year reign, from 1456 to 1856. Today containing the holiest relics of the Muslim world such as the prophet Muhammed’s cloak and sword. Topkapi Palace is among those monuments belonging to the “Historic Areas of Istanbul” which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. It is the best example of ensembles of palaces of the Ottoman period.
Visit Little Hagia Sophia Mosque (Kucuk Ayasofya Camii) :
Little Hagia Sophia, formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a former Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople, later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. Today the environment is worth seeing the natural culture center of the lost Ottoman Arts.
Guide & operation team was perfect and they were on time . I hope next time will come again but you need to add lndian lunch option.
Everything was perfect but you need upgrade your lunch menu was ok but can be more good . thanks you guys
Thank you, guys. I lived a problem on pick up time but they solved, that’s normal for me because l am coming from Mumbai 🙂
They were late only for 10 minutes but Mr. utku was contacting with me and said be relax please sorry for that lstanbul traffic problem but was not big problem for me really appreciated and thanks to utku .
Guide was perfect & operation team was so polite and they were on time and they arranged my departure transfer also . l am so luck to meet with you NORTHWEST TEAM .